Saturday, April 11, 2009

Lara's List

Hi, my name is Lara, and I have a book buying problem. About half of these are books that I've been keeping on a separate shelf and haven't read yet. I'm going to give myself a goal of 100% completion in five years. It's optimistic I know, but in trying to clear off my shelves I've already read more books this year than I did all of last year. I think I can do it.

Adams, Douglas – Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
Amos, Tori and Hoseley, Rantz A. (edited by) – Comic Book Tattoo: Tales Inspired by Tori Amos
Anonymous – The Thousand and One Nights
Anthony, Piers – Hope of Earth
Atwood, Margaret – The Robber Bride
Austen, Jane – Northanger Abbey

Baricco, Alessandro – An Iliad
Beagle, Peter S. - The Last Unicorn
Bradbury, Ray – The Illustrated Man
Bronte, Charlotte – Jane Eyre
Bulgakov, Mikhail – The Master and Margarita
Burroughs, Augusten – Running With Scissors

Calvino, Italo – The Baron in the Trees
Camus, Albert – The Stranger
Chaucer, Geoffrey – The Canterbury Tales
Clarke, Susanna – Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
Crace, Jim - Quarantine

Dante – The Divine Comedy
Dawkins, Richard – The God Delusion
Dick, Phillip K. - Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
Dickens, Charles – Great Expectations
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor – The Idiot
Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan – The Hound of the Baskervilles
Dumas, Alexander – The Count of Monte Cristo

Ellis, Bret Easton – American Psycho
Enthoven, Sam – The Black Tattoo
Eugenides, Jeffrey – Middlesex

Feldman, Ellen – The Boy Who Loved Anne Frank

Gaiman, Neil – Anansi Boys
Gaiman, Neil and Reaves, Michael – Interworld
Gaiman, Neil – M is for Magic
Gibson, William and Sterling, Bruce – The Difference Engine
Going, K. L. - The Garden of Eve
Guevara, Che – Motorcycle Diaries

Hawthorne, Nathaniel – The Scarlet Letter
Heinlein, Robert – Stranger in a Strange Land
Hemingway, Ernest – The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories
Huxley, Aldous – Brave New World

Irving, John – A Prayer for Owen Meany

Johnson, Maureen – 13 Little Blue Envelopes

Kay, Guy Gavriel – A Song for Arbonne
Kay, Guy Gavriel – The Summer Tree
Kerouac, Jack – On the Road
Kosinski, Jerzy – The Painted Bird
Kundera, Milan – The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Lovecraft, HP – Blood Curdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre
Lovecraft, HP – Dreams of Terror and Death
Lyga, Barry – The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl

Maguire, Gregory – Mirror Mirror
Mann, Thomas – Death in Venice
Marquez, Gabriel Garcia – 100 Years of Solitude
McCourt, Frank – Angela's Ashes
Milton, John – Paradise Lost
Mitchell, Margaret – Gone With the Wind
Moore, Alan – Promethea
Moore, Christopher – Lamb
Moore, Christopher – You Suck
Morrison, Toni – Sula
Murakami, Haruki – Kafka on the Shore

Niffeneger, Audrey – The Time Traveler's Wife
Nye, Robert – The Late Mr. Shakespeare

Orwell, George – 1984

Palahniuk, Chuck - Haunted
Palahniuk, Chuck - Lullaby
Pasternak, Boris – Doctor Zhivago
Peake, Mervyn – Titus Groan
Pelevin, Victor – The Sacred Book of the Werewolf
Pelzer, Dave – A Child Called “IT”
Plath, Sylvia – The Unabridged Journals
Pratchett, Terry – Equal Rites
Pratchett, Terry – The Light Fantastic
Pratchett, Terry – Night Watch

Radcliffe, Ann – The Mysteries of Udolpho
Roach, Mary – Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
Robbins, Tom – Skinny Legs and All
Rowling, J. K. - Tales of Beedle the Bard
Russell, Mary Doria – The Sparrow

Saint-Exupery, Antoine de – The Little Prince
Sanders, Joe (edited by) – The Sandman Papers
Sartre, Jean-Paul – Nausea
Sebold, Alice – The Lovely Bones
Selznick, Brian – The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Shaffer, Peter – Equus
Sheff, David – Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction
Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr – One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
Steinbeck, John – East of Eden
Steinbeck, John – Of Mice and Men
Stephenson, Neal – Snow Crash
Stoker, Bram – Dracula

Thackery, William Makepeace – Vanity Fair
Thoreau, Henry David – Walden
Tolkien, JRR – The Silmarillion
Tolstoy, Leo – Anna Karenina

Verne, Jules – Journey to the Center of the Earth
Voltaire – Candide

Wells, H. G. - The Island of Dr. Moreau
Whedon, Joss - Fray
Wolff, Tobias – This Boy's Life

Yeats, William Butler (edited by) – Irish Fairy and Folk Tales

Zusak, Marus – The Book Thief


Emily Cross said...

aw i see you have Dracula on your list.

I think anyone who is reading this book might be interested it this:

as you know Bram Stoker was Irish so Dublin (where he is born) is celebrating his book by hosting loads of events and has dracula stuff everywhere. I thought i was losing my mind (after being assaulted with all the twilight stuff) when i saw all the dracula banners.

Lara said...

Emily: While being assaulted with Twilight seems to have that whole 'losing their mind' effect on people, it's good to know that you weren't. Doubly so because that is really cool! Thanks for the link.

Dracula is one of those stories that I'm really familiar with, but haven't ever read the actual prose for. It's high time I stop slacking!

Jen A said...

Oh, Skinny Legs and All is fantastic!! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Lara said...

Jen A: That was on a list of things my friend told me I HAD to read when I asked for her input. I'm pretty excited about it.